Thereís no doubting the quality of Gylfi as a footballer but I really donít think he works as our number 10.
With Gueye/Schniederlin/Davies sitting so deep and Gylfi pushed right up alongside the striker thereís a huge gap between the two, itís our biggest issue at the minute IMO.
Iím still not sure if itís just something that Gylfi is doing on his own or whether itís a tactical decision by Silva. Can anyone shed any light based on past teams?
I think the issue is ahead and behind him. Tosun drops deep or moves laterally as he doesn't have any real pace so they end up occupying the same space. Behind him we don't have any invention at all so I imagine he spends most of the game watching the ball go from right to left and back again painfully slowly.
Granted he isn't the type to demand the ball and try and find a killer pass but I imagine if we played with a bit more zip and invention he'd be a nailed on for a dozen a season as he wants to get in and around the box at every opportunity.
I don't know what the answer is until we get better players in key positions around him. Maybe Silva will try him further back and Bernard ahead of him. It's a nice dilemma to have, but we need to find an answer as the first 45 minutes on Saturday was scarily similar to Huddersfield and West Ham, until we upped the tempo.